IITA 18th ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM of the International Ibadan, Nigeria, March 2015

Our COACh-Cameroon Leader Dr. Barbara Atogho Tiedeu gave the COACh workshop on "Don't Ask, Don't Get: Negotiation Tactics for Career Advancement" to a large audience of scientists attending  the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)'s 18th ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM of the International Association of Research Scholars and Fellows (IARSAF) held in Ibadan.  IITA The  is a non-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, they improve livelihoods, enhance food and nutrition security, increase employment, and preserve natural resource integrity.  

Barbara had a great reception by the audience and shared the story with that showed how effective her workshop was. "As one Professor was taking me for a drive round University of Ibadan, a student walked up to him and asked for a ride there. When the Professor hesitated, the student said, "The lady in your car just talked to us about asking…" Obviously a quick learner too! 

Thank you to Ms. Dorcas Olubunmi Ibitoye (IARSAF-IITA President) and Ms. Dapo Adediji (LOC Chairman of the IITA IARSAF Symposium 2015) for the invitation to be part of this wonderful symposium with the theme of“Africa, potential food basket of the world: Nurturing the next generation of researchers and entrepreneurs”.

Dr. Barbara is a Senior Lecturer - Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science in The Biotechnology Center at the University of Yaounde Cameroon. In addition to her very busy teaching and research schedule there, she is the leader of a fantastic and growing Cameroon Chapter in Yaounde. Thanks Barbara for being such a great COACh as well as all at ICRAF who continue to support COACh efforts there.